BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Tuesday evening for many parts of the viewing area.
Periods of heavy rain may lead to flash flooding for South Louisiana and Mississippi.
Some areas may see an additional 3-6″ of rain through Tuesday evening. Some spots could even see over 6″ of rain.
This video below from Michael Johnson shows what Hwy. 44 in Gonzales looked like around 12:15 p.m. on Monday.
The National Weather Service in New Orleans has more details about the Flash Flood Watch below:
- Several locations have received excessive rainfall over the past several days. The area soils have become saturated, leading to a flash flood potential for any areas that may see additional moderate to heavy rainfall through this afternoon.
- Rapid rises on area creeks, streams and drainage systems. Ponding of water in low lying areas, including underpasses. Street flooding in poorly drained areas.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
How to Prepare: Be sure you have multiple ways to receive weather alerts and avoid flooded areas!
You can always check out the Interactive Radar here.